Articles tagged 'unicef'

Unicef Youths take on HIV fight to help peers 25 May 2018 HARARE - Tears well up in Kimo’s eyes as she recalls the day her aunt threw her out of her home condemning her to an early marriage that effectively left her infected with HIV. “I was late coming home one day, and my aunt chased me out the house and told me go back to my boyfriend,” says Kimo....
Village health workers boost HIV care 9 April 2017 HARARE - Our reporter Bridget Mananavire talks to village health worker Mandy Mugari of Seke who plays an essential role in the primary health care system and the fight against HIV/Aids. She explains her mission to expand access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care under very difficult condi...
'Zim floods foul water supply' 25 March 2017 HARARE - Thousands of people are without water after heavy rains that struck Zimbabwe, United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned. Flooding triggered by heavy rains has overwhelmed the poor urban drainage system, contaminating the water supply. This comes as government is struggling...
'Mugabe must account for Dzamara' 10 March 2017 HARARE - Missing journalist-cum-political activist Itai Dzamara’s brother Patson has called on Zimbabweans to continue piling pressure on President Robert Mugabe’s government to stop the enforced disappearance of rights activists. Speaking yesterday during commemorations for Dzamara’s abductio...
Outrage over boy chanting Zanu PF slogans video 23 December 2016 HARARE - In a case bordering on abuse of minors, a video of a boy — aged about two years — chanting Zanu PF slogans has sparked outrage on social media. In the clip — which has gone viral — the little boy child, whose identity is unknown, is seen donning Zanu PF regalia as he raises his fist c...
Dzamaras pile pressure on Unicef 21 August 2016 HARARE - Missing activist Itai Dzamara's family — his wife Sheffra, brother Patson and two children — yesterday besieged Unicef's Harare offices with a petition demanding that the organisation retracts its statement that condemned them of abusing children This came barely 24 hours after pressu...
Protestors besiege Unicef offices 19 August 2016 HARARE - Radical pressure group Tajamuka yesterday staged a demonstration at Unicef's offices in Harare protesting against the organisation's recent remarks over the involvement of children in protests. This comes as Unicef — a humanitarian and developmental assistance provider to children — s...
Activists rubbish 'child protestors' concerns 16 August 2016 HARARE - Vociferous anti-President Robert Mugabe pressure group, Tajamuka, said it will not take heed of the growing concerns over the involvement of children in protests. This comes as last week, children took the frontline in a protest demanding the return of abducted activist Itai Dzamara —...
'6 000 children drop out of school in Mat North' 23 July 2016 HARARE - At least 6 000 children in Matabaleland North dropped out of school to work and help fend for their families due to the El Nino-induced drought that affected the 2015/16 agriculture season,  a report by non-governmental organisations revealed. According to the report, titled ‘Regional...
Zim poverty levels worsen 16 December 2015 HARARE - Poverty levels in Zimbabwe have reached alarming proportions, with a recent authoritative survey revealing that in some areas of the country as many as 96 percent of villagers live on less than a dollar a day. According to the Zimbabwe Poverty Atlas for 2015 (Atlas) — a research carri...
Increase education budget — Unicef 27 February 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe must  increase its financial investment to implement a new education sector plan that outlines all the priorities for the next five years, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has said. The ministry was allocated $890 million in the 2015 national Budget but 98 percent ...
Bilharzia pandemic hits Mash Central 9 June 2014 HARARE - Health minister David Parirenyatwa has revealed that at least 60 percent of school-going children in Mashonaland Central Province have bilharzia. Parirenyatwa said the statistics are too high hence government has already begun carrying out a mass-drug administration in the province. ...
Pupils appeal for water assistance from Unicef 30 March 2014 HARARE - Primary school pupils in Matabeleland South have appealed to United Nations agency Unicef to assist them in accessing water and sanitation which are all fundamental human rights provided for in the Constitution. Thirteen-year-old Noleen Mlalazi, from ward 17 Manama, pleaded with Unice...
Benhura relishes Unicef honour 30 March 2014 HARARE - Award-winning artist Dominic Benhura has lauded the decision by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) to feature 12 pictures of his sculptures on wall and desk calendars of the international organisation. Benhura believes the Unicef endorsement will enhance his stature on the in...
Unicef employee up for indecent assault 25 October 2013 HARARE - A Unicef employee has appeared before a Harare magistrate for indecently rubbing his erect manhood at the back of a woman. Wesley Masiiwa, 45, appeared before the Harare Magistrates' Courts facing indecent assault charges. Masiiwa is accused of rubbing his manhood on the back of a ...